KOCHI: A.S.Sunilraj alias Appunni, manager and driver of Malayalam actor Dileep, who is in judicial custody in connection with the actress abduction and assault case, submitted before the Kerala High Court that police was trying to "fabricate" evidence by making filmmaker Nadirsha, a close friend of the actor, and him as approvers in the sensational case.
In his anticipatory bail petition, filed through his counsel here, the 27-year-old Appunni, who is still at large, submitted that there was no evidence to implicate Dileep in the crime.
The Kerala High Court will consider Dileep's bail petition on Thursday.
Appunni feared that he may be implicated in the case. He said, a special investigation team had earlier interrogated him but found nothing against him.
However, in the past few days there have been media reports against him.
The petition said Appunni feared that he will be intimidated and tortured, if taken into custody.
Appunni claimed he had no connection or association with Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the sexual assault case. On April 18, the petitioner received a phone call from a man named Vishnu who reportedly contacted him on behalf of Pulsar Suni.
Appunni believes that Suni was attempting to blackmail Dileep, the petition said.